I love organizing, but I find it really hard to remember to use some cosmetics I already have at home. Then finally came the moment when I found the acrylic make up organizer. Having an Acrylic Makeup Organizer is the ultimate makeup lovers’ dream come true when it comes to storing and organizing all of cosmetics. It can be a real time saver, because organization is necessary to be able to find the makeup I need. I find that having a large organizer with drawers helps me out a lot.
That’s plenty of storage for foundation, primer, blushes, powders, palettes that threaten to overtake my life. The clear panels also make it easy to spot which drawers need cleaning up. And if I want something, I simply open that drawer and grab it. The benefits of the clear drawers and panels in the Acrylic makeup organizerinclude being able to see everything I own and getting easy access to it.
I totally recommend these acrylic make up organizers. It will not only make your vanity area organized and sophisticated looking, but it will also help storing and preventing bacteria to get into makeup since it has drawers to keep makeup away from dust.
If you want to have an acrylic makeup organizer with drawers, just head down to Clozette Daily MarketPlaza and check out The Acrylic Makeup Organizer.
Saturdays and Sundays are usually a pretty good time for me to sit down and do nothing. During rare weekends when I have no plans, I’m all about parking myself on my usual spot on the couch to catch up on my reading while the television is tuned into some documentary about space or war — but, once in a while I get up to complete some beauty rituals that I may not have time for during the workweek. Here are some of the beauty-related shenanigans I get up to!
Washing Makeup Brushes
Now this is something I always try to make time for at least once a month. The simple act of cleaning your makeup brush will help keep bacteria buildup at bay, and clean brushes will help makeup settle on your face better too. You might even find the cleaning process to be therapeutic, like doing the laundry or dishes
The only makeup brush that I use on a daily basis is a kabuki brush for swirling compact foundation onto my skin after applying moisturizer and sunscreen. There are some great products out there especially formulated to rid your brushes of the makeup, oil, and grime buildup, with one of my favorites being the Conditioning Brush Cleanser by Bobbi Brown. But when I don’t have that particular product on hand, clarifying hair shampoos will do the job just fine too. I’ve had great results with both Johnson’s Baby Shampoo and my beloved Kérastase Bain Oléo-Relax.
It basically comes down to technique, and here are the steps that have worked for me:
1. Run the brush under some lukewarm water until it is saturated completely soaked.
2. Squeeze a tiny amount of shampoo onto the brush.
3. Gently swirl the brush onto the palm of your hand until you work up a good lather. You might not get it into a lather the first time round, and that just means the clarifying agents are working overtime to get rid of the buildup on the bristles. You should be able to see the makeup residue from the brush start to collect on your palm.
4. Rinse the brush and gently squeeze the bristles to remove as much excess water as possible. Use a paper towel for better results.
5. Repeat step 3 until the brush is no longer oily or grimy, or until the water filtered through it runs clear. And you’re all done! It’s important to lay the brushes out flat to dry to keep water from seeping into the base.
For the past three weeks in a row, I’ve been getting my facials at the Kanebo branch in Mall Taman Anggrek’s Matahari department store. What I really like about the facial treatment from Kanebo is how I needn’t endure the pain of pinching and squeezing that results in a bright red face when I walk out the door. The treatment makes use of non-invasive tools and technology specially flown in from Japan to deliver the same results of as a traditional facial, with the exception of a totally pain-free experience. Even the water used for rinsing is not ordinary tap water, and the beds were flown in from Japan to the match up the standards established by Kanebo.
My facialist is a super patient lady named Nuning, who always greets me with a smile and answers all my questions about how to properly complete my Kanebo skin care regimen. In addition to her having the skill set to get my face aglow, she will happily keep me entertained through my treatment session if I’m feeling particularly chatty.
Depending on the type of treatment your skin needs, each facial session will cost you anywhere between IDR 200,000 – IDR 350,000. Be sure you get a thorough consultation with your facialist to help her understand your skin type and needs better.
White Hair Don’t Care
Last month, my hair was chemically treated to within an inch of its sad, sad life. The last time I bleached my hair was way back in college, during my fire engine-red hair phase (what girl has never had a red hair phase?) . This time around, my hair was bleached twice because I so very desperately wanted to quench my curiosity about having platinum-colored hair. I was very happy with the final result, but my curiosity was paid with tresses that were completely fried.
Responses to my hair: "You look like Narcissa Malfoy/Cruella DeVille/Ursula from The Little Mermaid."
Here are the products that worked in tandem for me to help restore the moisture to my tired tresses:
Kanebo Shidenkai Z Scalp Essence A
This is a hair tonic designed to help keep hair loss at bay while spurring growth of healthy hair. I have seen a noticeable difference since I first started using this product: it starts the moment I massage it into the scalp after shampooing, and I can actually feel it kick into action through a pleasant tingling sensation. My favored mode of application is by siphoning an amount of the tonic into a spray bottle and spritzing it onto the scalp after getting out of the shower. Bliss.
A leave-in conditioner with a super light formula that contains keratin and silk amino acids to help restore moisture and nourishment to hair. It also claims to protect from sun damage as well as heat damage that comes from frequent use of hairstyling tools. In addition to all the good it’s doing to my hair, it has a nice scent to boot!
And there you have it! This is the weekend routine I stick to before sitting back down on the couch for a marathon re-viewing of Band of Brothers or something. Is there a weekend ritual you religiously stick to?
I DO have big pores. I feel like no matter how many times I cleanse my face, especially my nose area, I still have clogged pores at the end of the day. I know this is one of the risks of wearing makeup everyday, but somehow I wish I could remove the makeup residue easily so I won’t need to go to the nearest beauty clinic for a facial. At first, I thought having a facial wouldn’t be painful at all if I just wanted to get rid of the dirt in my pores. I was wrong.
In February, Deszell wrote about Panasonic Eyelash Curler and told us all how great the product is. That made me dig through the Panasonic’s website to find out what else they have in the Beauty Appliances series. That’s when I found about Panasonic Pore Cleanser. My wish came true! This is the beauty appliance that I need.
What I love about Panasonic Pore Cleanser are :
This tool removes impurities in my pores in a way that I can never do it with any scrubs or facial washes.
Panasonic Pore Cleanser is very easy to use. I just turn it on and the appliance will do its job very nicely. All I need to do is move my hand to let it work on my pores evenly .
Waterproof. Even as an electronic product, I can take and place it in my bathroom. I use it right away after I wash my face.
It has micro-fine mist spray which helps to refresh my skin. The micro-fine mist spray moisturizes the skin so it adds power to suck the impurities.
I have very short, thin ,and sparse eyelashes. I’m doomed, right? Not just yet because when you’re comfortable with applying makeup, you can just correct every tiny little problem you have. Mascara always saves the day. It’s not just that; we’ve said it enough times like a broken record that having the right and best tools are also crucial. That is where eyelash curler comes in. Without an eyelash curler, I could just keep piling on any kind of mascara, from curling to volumising. Because my eyelashes are so thin and sparse, they won’t be able to hold the curl long enough because the mascara is weighing them down. That’s why, I’m willing to spend more when it comes to eyelash curlers.
Enter the Panasonic Eyelash Curler that I first discovered during the Panasonic Beauty Appliances launch in Bangkok. I was quite sad that it wasn’t among one of the products that we got during the launch, because it was truly something I wanted. But the good news is that this eyelash curler is now available in Indonesia. I’ve waited for months for it to come here, and it’s finally here!
Here are a couple of things that I love about this eyelash curler:
It can rotate 360 degrees, both clockwise and anti-clockwise. For a natural curl finish you just press the upward button and the downward button to give you that extra curl finish.
You can also use the eyelash curler without pressing the rotation button to curl the upper lashes and pushing it forward from the root.
The eyelash curler can be used on both sides of your lashes, giving different finishes to the curl.
And it can be used before or after you use mascara. Of course, using it before applying your mascara is to define the curl and after will help with clumpy mascara.
It also comes with a cleaning brush to be used should you choose to use it after applying mascara.
Now that you’ve gotten the drill down on all the more reason to get this eyelash curler, here are more pictures to convince you why you need to get it.
My eyelashes, before wearing the eyelash curler or mascara. Pretty much you can’t see anything, right?
In order to turn on the eyelash curler, the oval indicator will be in its original purple colour. Once you turn it on, wait for the indicator to turn pink and it’s ready for you to use. It’ll only take a couple of seconds to heat up.
There’s a clear instruction on how to use the button to get the right rotation and result at the back of the packaging. Personally, I just tried several ways to see what works for me.
I use it from the root of to the lashes, working with both of the rotations: clockwise and anti-clockwise. Now, based on the picture on the right, you can see the difference, right? There’s a curl to my lashes. I know I’m not the best model for eyelash curler because basically my lashes are very thin, but what I love about this eyelash curler is that my curl holds up until the wee hours. Even if I only use a normal mascara that doesn’t promise an extra curl nor volume.
Now this is the final result with mascara on. Quite a difference, right?
A couple of people at the office also played with this eyelash curler and they all echo my sentiment for this product. It’s definitely one of the best eyelash curlers we’ve tried so far. Considering that the suggested retail price is around IDR 275,000 (varied by retailers and locations), it’s really worth the price. All you need is just a battery to operate. If you take good care of it, it should last you for years to come.
Also, since it’s very slim in packaging, I can bring it in my makeup pouch easily. Compared to the normal eyelash curler, this one is very slim.
So, have any of you tried this product or even bought one already? Let me know what you think, girls.